86 SHIPPING PRACTICE 2,240 Ib.) required to sink the vessel in the water to her load line. The dead weight includes cargo, bunkers and stores. Deadweight cargo capacity is the weight available for cargo after all other allowances have been made. Displacement is the total weight of a vessel in tons of 2,240 Ib. The displacement less the dead weight is thej*g/zŁ_ weigktjti the ship. Other points of the ship will be dealt with in Chapter XIV. It should be remembered that the whole of the rules and regulations for life-saving apparatus, regarding life-belts, life-boats, etc., are under the control of the Ministry of Transport, and this important section of the ship's equip- ment is dealt with and inspected entirely by that Govern- ment body.